TGV Lyria

TGV Lyria
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  • Paris - Zurich: 04:03
  • Book early, save up to 50%
  • Book up to 90 days in advance
  • E-ticket
  • High speed trains

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TGV Lyria

TGV Lyria, high speed trains connecting France and Switzerland, serving Paris, Lausanne, Interlaken etc.

TGV Lyria is operated by SNCF, the French national railway company and CFF, the Swiss national railway company. The high speed train links France and Switzerland. TGV Lyria enables you to reach Basel, Zurich, Bern, Lausanne and Geneva from Gare de Lyon in just a few hours. TGV Lyria will take you from France to major Swiss cities, ski resorts and lakes. The TGV Lyria will take you from Paris city center and major train stations to the snow white Swiss mountains in just a couple of hours. Breathtaking scenery is very much part of your journey. In the first class carriages, you will be able to relax by enjoying a peaceful break, reading a book, watching a movie on your iPad or just by laying back. While on board you can make a taxi reservation in Paris or buy subway tickets for Parisian metro, in the bar-buffet car.

Popular journeys and travel durations

The TGV Lyria links cities such as Paris or Dijon in France and/to cities such as Geneva, Lausanne, Neuchatel, Bern and Zurich in Switzerland.

What’s new in 2015?

  • Please note that the Geneva to Montpellier route has been discontinued in December 2014.
  • A new daily return service from Brussels to Geneva, via Lille has been introduced in December 2014.

Zurich Paris 04:03 € 75
Geneva Paris 03:10 € 65
Paris Interlaken 05:29 € 77
Nice Geneva 06:19 € 59
Basel Paris 03:03 € 69
Avignon Geneva 02:54 € 58
Geneva Lyon 01:46 € 29
Bern Paris 04:35 € 69
Marseille Geneva 03:31 € 55
Montpellier Geneva 03:48 € 55
Zurich Dijon 02:36 € 55
Paris Lausanne 03:49 € 60
Dijon Interlaken 03:59 € 63
Basel Dijon 01:36 € 48
Bern Dijon 03:00 € 48
Aix En Provence Tgv Geneva 03:16 € 55
Mulhouse Zurich 01:19 € 43
Vallorbe Paris 03:06 € 60
Neuchatel (loc) Paris 04:02 € 40
Dijon Lausanne 02:09 € 41
Colmar Zurich 03:33 € 43
Namur Zurich 07:45 € 43
Geneva Valence 02:28 € 34
Bourg En Bresse Geneva 01:14 € 28
Geneva Antibes 06:01 € 59
Geneva Cannes 05:50 € 59
Geneva Toulon 04:34 € 67
Nimes Geneva 03:20 € 58

Booking and printing options

Booking :
  • TGV Lyria tickets are open for booking 90 days ahead.
  • Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
  • Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.

Printing option(s) :

Paper ticket

Receive your ticket directly to your address. Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Shipping fees apply.

Print @ home

Print your ticket anywhere and anytime before your travel. Skip shipping fees.

Printing guide

Print @ Station (from France)

Go to a self-service ticket machine and enter your reference to retrieve your ticket. Skip shipping fees.

Printing guide

Seat reservation :
  • Mandatory for this train! The seat reservation is included in the price of your ticket. Please note that seats are auto-allocated by train carriers. Depending on availabilities, carriers will ensure that all passengers of a same party are seated together. Seats can be swapped only once on-board.
  • Pass holders . Book your seat reservation exclusively with Rail Europe.

Experience the service

Before you board

The Gare de Lyon railway station in Paris and the Swiss train stations have excellent connections with public transport system and taxis.

Passengers travelling from Zurich onboard the 1st class of the TGV Lyria, can use the CFF lounge where drinks, internet access, newspapers and magazines are available. You can use luggage lockers in the stations to avoid carrying your suitcases around with you.

You do not have to check in before boarding. However make sure that you board your train at least 2 minutes before departure time. Access to trains cannot be guaranteed beyond 2 minutes before departure.
Keep your ticket, passport and any other travel documents handy. Ticket controllers will ask for those travel documents onboard of the TGV Lyria. Police and customs check will take place at national borders.


Classes and facilities offered by TGV Lyria
First classSecond class
Reclining seats Cosy with more legroom, reclining seats are ideal to enjoy the trip.
Meal and drink* A delicious meal and drinks are served at seat on board.
Taxi reservation** Pre-book a taxi and don’t waste time when you get off at your destination.
Power sockets Ideal to plug your laptop, phone or any electronic device from your seat.
Bar buffet car Access to the bar buffet car where snacks and beverages can be bought.
Comfortable seats Spacious seats with a headrest and generous legroom.

*except on Geneva <> Montpellier/Marseille/Nice ** except on Geneva<>Nice


First and Second class onboard the TGV Lyria

  • First Class includes large reclining seats, a welcome drink, power sockets and a gourmet meal served at your seat.*
  • Taxi booking service is available onboard. No need to wait until your arrival to make a taxi booking.
  • Second Class includes generous legroom, bar buffer car with a wide selection of meals and beverages.

The TGV Lyriapremière service, a class above

  • The Lyriapremière Service includes a quality meal, a delicious cold gourmet and other services. You will be served at your seat allowing you to travel in comfort. Depending on the time of the day, you will be offered either a breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea or an evening meal. The menu differs. In summer you can expect salads whereas in winter you can expect more festive meals. The quality does not change.

Metro tickets onboard

  • Buy tickets for the Paris metro onboard. They are available for sale at the bar buffet car.

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  • Q. Is there a catering service on Lyria trains?

  • Q. What is the difference between 1st and 2nd class on the Lyria (Paris to Switzerland)?

  • Q. How shall I retrieve my Lyria tickets?

  • Q. What are the main destinations Lyria trains connect to?

  • Q. When do I need to check-in before boarding a Lyria train?

  • Q. How many luggage can I carry on-board Lyria?

  • Q. How many classes of travel does Lyria offer?

  • Q. Should Eurostar, Thalys and other High Speed Train tickets be purchased prior to your departure date?

  • Q. Do I need to book my Lyria ticket?

  • Q. How far in advance can I book a Lyria ticket?

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Overall rating (384)

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  • "Family trip to Geneva "    
    Train was incredible,it was very comfortable,quick,and on time,great experience    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Great ride"    
    Ride was great. Seat was comfortable, clean    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Good and comfortable"    
    Good and comfortable    Value for money  Convenience
  • "waooooo"    
    From the time we entered station till the time we were in swiss, everything was perfect. The trains were well maintained, no noise inside, good food, on timely performance. Simply perfect.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Fast "    
    Please note the different gate where u come in from    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Between Geneva "    
    Wonderful, comfortable    Value for money  Convenience
  • "5 Stars!"    
    Back on a TGV after a few years; as good as it gets!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Paris to Zurich"    
    Comfortable Journey from Paris to Zurich. Fabulous! Travelling in Rail is 100times better than flight. convenience and save all the trouble for early check in for Air plane. If the rail company could cater for more space for luggage storage, that will be even better.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Trip was comfortable"    
    Trip was comfortable and on time but te train did not have WIFI so on 5 and half hours trip in today's era, WIFI is needed to be connected to our emails and official network    Value for money  Convenience
  • "very good trip "    
    very good service : lunch, newpapers, magazine, train arrived on time    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Best train journey ever"    
    I really loved the journey. The cleanliness, speed and decor of the train is amazing. I really felt like every euro spent was worth the value. Thanks for the experience. It would be great to have a speed indicator and free wi-fi in the train. Sandeep    Value for money  Convenience
  • "The best way to travel!"    
    Booked early and got a great deal (good website). Extremely convenient and comfortable ride! Recommended :)    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Prices can be cheaper"    
    The TGV Lyria was a little cramped up in space. 4 people sitting opposite each other gives very less leg space for everyone. Prices could be a little cheaper as offered by Rail Europe. Otherwise travel was comfortable and good.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Nice train"    
    Nice train with comfort seats even for 2nd class.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Convenience"    
    It was an excellent trip from Paris to Basel and then to Interlaken. On time departure and arrival. Neat and beautiful coach. Very good seating and availability of restaurant in the train was an added advantage. Moreover the beautiful outside scenery completely viewable through the window during entire journey. I would prefer and will use RailEurope in future if I travel in between European countries. Wonderful Experience!!! Gusnafer Ali Dubai.    Convenience
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